Village at Burlingame
On December 10, 2018, the City of Burlingame approved the conversion of Parking Lots F and N (please visit the project development webpage for more detailed information about the affordable housing development and public parking garage). Parking Lots F and N will transform into a new 132-unit affordable housing development, public park, and a state of the art 5-story parking structure offering 368 spaces. During construction both parking lots will be closed to the public and could impact parking in the downtown area. City Council has been working side-by-side with the downtown merchants, Burlingame Downtown Business Improvement District (DBID), Burlingame Chamber of Commerce, Traffic Safety and Parking Commission (TSPC), TSPC subcommittees, and City Council subcommittees to develop alternatives to address the impacts.
On August 19, 2019, City Council approved funding to implement mitigation measures to address the temporary loss of parking during the construction of the Village at Burlingame development.
On October 8, 2019, Lot N was closed and work commenced on the 5-story public parking garage, which will provide an additional 162 new parking spaces.
On April 1, 2020, Lot F was closed to allow for the construction of the 5-story affordable housing development to proceed.
Once normal business activities resume, the City recognizes that there maybe disruptions during construction, and encourages the public to utilize alternative modes of transportation to lessen the impact.
Parking Mitigation Measures
- Lease parking spaces in the Caltrain parking lot at Lot O near Burlingame Train station (adjacent to the donut shop). This will provide approximately 38 parking spaces.
- City Council converted short-term parking to long-term parking areas along West Lane. This will provide 15 to 20 parking spaces.
- Creation for an employee incentive program to encourage employees to use alternative modes of transportation.
Combined these mitigation measures yield over 100 parking spaces during the construction of the parking garage structure and housing development. The construction of the parking garage is anticipated to take 12 to 18 months, after which there will be 162 net new additional parking spaces in the downtown.
Alternatives Modes of Transportation
The City encourages you to do your part during the construction of both developments. Walking, biking, carpooling, and taking public transportation will minimize parking impacts to downtown Burlingame Avenue. Please see public transportation links below.
- Bus - SamTrans
- Shuttle – 5 Free Shuttles
- Train - Caltrain
- Carpooling – Commute.org
The City is continuously working with the merchants, DBID, and the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce to identify additional feasible measures and solutions. The solution is also collaborative and necessitates the participation of employees, merchants, visitors, and community members. By embracing alternative modes of transportation these temporary parking impacts will be minimized.
The City of Burlingame appreciates your cooperation and patience during this transformation that will increase the downtown parking supply and add an additional 162 net new parking spaces.
The City welcomes any development or parking questions related to the Village at Burlingame. Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also visit the project development webpage for more detailed information about the affordable housing development and public parking garage.
Map of Downtown Area
Click here for an informational map of upcoming changes to the downtown Burlingame Avenue area.